Wholly guacamole

A couple of entries ago,Happy New Year, I mentioned that I was going to review as many of Phoenix Magazine’s top 50 restaurant’s signature dishes and recreate, to the best of my ability, the dish.

I planned on writing about a burger but my inability to take a good picture kept me from posting it. So, instead you get Barrio Café’s $10 guacamole. Yes, your eyes are focused. You do see $10, ten dollars, Hamilton. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the price either.

Their signature dish was easy to duplicate and my picture is as good as gets. For around $3, without the pomegranate seeds, and no more than 10 minutes of your time you can have a delicious snack, appetizer, or side dish that is healthy and quick to make.

Off to the side have a medium size mixing bowl. Add to the bowl, in order: ½ tomato, deseeded and diced; ¼ red onion, finely chopped; 1 fresh Serrano, deseeded and finely chopped; 1 pitted, peeled and chopped avocado; juice of ½ of a lime; 2-3 pinches of salt; a pinch or two of pomegranate seeds (not necessary but that’s how Barrio’s serves it;) and, a handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped. Fold gently and serve with lime on the side. Really simple to make and the fresh ingredients and flavors makes it a healthy dish for any time of the day.

Full review: Barrio Café

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